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Days ahead of Sri Lanka's February 10 local government polls, the 85-year-old politician urged the northern Tamils to speak in one voice and support the ITAK. ... All the same, the EPDP openly aligned with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his predecessors during the years of war and soon after, ...

Countless people die during an armed conflict. Many are separated from their families and loved ones. There are others who go missing. The armed conflict in Sri Lanka between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam separated families. Mr Periyasamy Ramaiah never thought his family ...
He had been a senior officer in 59 Division of Sri Lanka's army, which the United Nations has accused of involvement in war crimes in the final stages of the civil war. It implicated the division in the shelling of civilian hospitals in 2009. At least 40,000 Tamil civilians are believed to have died in the war.
Sri Lanka's president reiterated his refusal to allow foreign judges into any inquiry examining human rights violations during the final stages of the armed conflict, whilst claiming that Sri Lanka had not been accused of committing international war crimes. "Sri Lanka has not been accused of committing any ...
Hollywood actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd today said she was empathetic towards Sri Lanka's war victims. ... Ashley Judd has been one of the leading voices in the #MeToo movement which quickly caught up in Sri Lanka with some Sri Lankan women going public about incidents of ...

An institution that's rotten to the core, Sri Lanka's security forces are widely (and credibly) believed to have committed crimes against humanity and other egregious human rights violations during the country's three-decade-long civil war - in addition to major violations that have occurred post-war (which the ...
Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena assured the minority Tamil community of the country that his government was not running any secret detention and torture camps. Sirisena said he was concerned about the persons who are still missing years after the end of nearly three-decade-long ...
Maithripala Sirisena said he was concerned about the persons who are still missing, years after the end of nearly three-decade-long brutal civil war. ... Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena today assured the minority Tamil community that his government was not running any secret detention ...
A number of works including critical memoirs by former militants from the different movements including the LTTE have been published in the last decade and a half, first in the West and after the war in Sri Lanka. However, broader progressive and critical discussions in Jaffna have been limited with the ...
... sought refuge from the Sri Lankan military. He reminds his Sinhalese host of the time she risked her own safety by offering shelter to this Tamil family in the beginning of the country's 26-year civil war. They embrace each other as tears flow in memory of a past coloured in the blood of over 100,000 people.
Berkeley Prep student uses book to capture Sri Lankan life through her heart ... Her parents came to the United States when a civil war broke out during the 1980s in Sri Lanka, an island country in Southeast Asia. The conflict lasted three decades, transforming a tranquil paradise to a war zone. Then, in ...
Sri Lanka fought a 30 year civil war which ended in 2009, and there were also two uprisings by Marxist rebels during the last 70 years. President Sirisena said Sri Lanka has to progress as a country where people of different faiths, who spoke different languages lived peacefully and together larning lessons ...
During the war, Sri Lanka was on the radar but since its end in 2009, we have slipped out of the international consciousness, well apart from China, of course. Japan ... GDP per capita is almost US$40,000, a massive growth for a country which was once on its knees, and only arose thanks to the compassion of a Sri Lankan.
Kacee Rhodes will return to the Sri Lankan orphanage she was adopted from 30 years ago to help make a difference ... For Mark and Gail (who sadly died in 2009), the journey to Sri Lanka in 1988 was a massive risk with the country in the grip of a civil war which lasted 25 years. As she grew up Kacee, ...
Berkeley Prep student uses book to capture Sri Lankan life through her heart ... Her parents came to the United States when a civil war broke out during the 1980s in Sri Lanka, an island country in Southeast Asia. The conflict lasted three decades, transforming a tranquil paradise to a war zone. Then, in ...
As the European Union sought to punish Sri Lanka over human rights abuses during the decades-long civil war between government forces and the Tamil Tigers, China acted on its behalf diplomatically at the United Nations. It also supplied the Rajapaksa government with military aid and it promised to ...

His 'illiberal peacebuilding' approach focussed on rebuilding infrastructure in the Tamil-dominated north with no sustained attempts at dealing with the war's causes, or with its consequences (such as disappearances and displacement from landholdings). Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's Muslims were increasingly ...
Jude Ratnam was five years old when he fled the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, with his family. In 1983, tensions between Sri Lanka's majority-Sinhalese government and minority Tamils erupted in a 26-year civil war that ended in 2009. The bloody conflict claimed about 100,000 lives, displaced hundreds ...
In 1983, Sri Lanka was torn apart by riots targeting the Tamil minority, sparking a war that lasted almost 30 years and left indelible scars on the country. filmmaker Jude Ratnam was five years old when he fled the Sinhalese-dominated south to go to the Tamil strongholds in the north by train. But there was ...
At the beginning of the 94-minute film, Ratnam recalls the time in 1983 when he fled to Colombo along his family from anti-Tamil riots in northern Sri Lanka. The riots, referred to as Black July, resulted in the escalation of hostilities between Tamil nationalists and the Sri Lankan government. The civil war that ...
The atrocities committed against Tamils during the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka amounted to ethnic cleansing and even today a huge drive is underway to change the demography of the ... Dix said the accusations levelled against the Sri Lankan army of committing genocide were a "very fair" assessment.
They lived peacefully in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, with many different types of people. The Sri Lankan war began as rampant nationalism, as Sinhalese first, says Bala. "And now you hear America first and Britain First. Last year I was sad but now I'm furious and baffled by how credulous people ...
"In the most recent past, it has been done by way of spreading or publishing unfounded and fabricated stories of vicious nature in all types of media when it relates to foreign allowances, rations, payments for disabled war heroes, etc, to highlight a few," it said. The army clarifying the facts regarding the ...
According to the Chinese military's strategy documents China would initiate a war with Taiwan by bombarding its air and naval bases, missile batteries and command centres with salvos of ground-and air-launched missiles. Thus it would establish air and sea command in the Taiwan strait, vital requisites to ...
The Indian community in Sri Lanka had gathered in large numbers to celebrate the 69th Republic Day with enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. ... officials of the Indian High Commission paid floral tribute at the Indian peace Keeping Force memorial for the soldiers who had laid down their lives during the Sri Lankan civil war.
On Thursday, the second day of their visit, the group led by chamber head Akio Mimura took part in an economic forum with Sri Lankan government officials. Sri Lanka's Development strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama touted his country's economic reforms. He said they've ...
Fake news are part of Russia's hybrid war not only against Ukraine, but also the whole free world, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said, speaking at .... The major importers of Ukrainian sugar in 2017 were Sri Lanka (69,030 tonnes), Turkey (49,100 tonnes), Azerbaijan (44,900 tonnes), Sudan (40,000 ...
Japan has always been generous with aid to Sri Lanka and is a major development partner. During Sri Lanka's war years, Japan was one of the four co-chairs of the peace process; when the Western co-chairs threatened to cut off aid, Japan reassured Sri Lanka that it would not follow suit. Japanese ...
The three decade-long armed conflict in Sri Lanka had ended with the defeat of LTTE in May 2009. Many initiatives taken by the post-war Sri Lankan governments have not yielded any national reconciliation, in fact the divergent interests among various social, economic and political groups and increased ...
There is a global erosion of democracy and value-based politics while the threat of war is on the rise. ... Next Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic scientists will host a live international news conference at 1500 GMT (8.30 pm Sri Lanka time) to tell the world how close we are to the doomsday because of ...
This is a normal morning at the park, a protected area of over 900 square kilometres, and one of Sri Lanka's biggest attractions since its 25 year-long civil war between the government and the Tamil Tigers ended in 2009. "Before that people did come to Yala, but not in droves like they do now, and back ...
We are charged for returning money back to the center without doing our projects even though we have fulfilled all our commitments and expect three hundred-odd million [Sri Lankan rupees] from the central government out of the budget for last year due to us by December 31, 2017. Our contractors await ...
(New York) - The Sri Lankan government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The government took some steps in 2017 to reduce restrictions on speech and assembly, ...
(a) Did Sri Lankan political and military leaders or civil society representatives make representations to him regarding a statement made by Lord Naseby in respect of accountability issues in Sri Lanka and the responsibility on the part of the UN/Geneva to revisit unsubstantiated war crimes allegations ...
After all, Mr Rajapaksa, although increasingly authoritarian, had presided in 2009 over the defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers, ending Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war. Mr Sirisena was merely a rebellious member of the president's own Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). To win and then to govern, Mr Sirisena ...
The leadership of Sri Lankan expressed their gratitude and appreciation for Pakistan's unequivocal moral and material support during Sri Lanka's successful war on terror. They also appreciated successes of Pakistan Army in ongoing War on Terror. COAS highlighted that having cleared troubled areas ...
The UN Committee on the rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from 15 January to 2 February to review children's rights in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, ... The government says with the end of the war in May 2009, Sri Lanka faced new challenges of development and national reconciliation that needed to be ...
The United States revamped its warnings about the risks of traveling to other countries and Sri Lanka is listed among countries that the lowest advisory ... Ten war zones and failed states are ranked Level Four, "Do Not Travel": Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South ...
On the banks of the Maduru Oya Reservoir in eastern Sri Lanka sits a small cabin. Its yellow exterior and shaded upper floor indicate a simple layout. But its facade belies the context and complexity of its many layers--the site, the materials used and the hands that built it. Sri Lankan architect Damith ...
The army commenced the gradual release of private property used by the armed forces after the conclusion of the Eelam war on May 17, 2009. Earlier, Sri Lanka had transformed the Menik farm Displacement Camp in Mullaitivu District into Menik Farm village, an apparel village with garment factories, ...
Sri Lankan mourners light candles at the grave of Lasantha Wickrematunga on the ninth anniversary of the editor's murder in Colombo on Monday. ... The family of a newspaper editor murdered in Sri Lanka criticised the government for failing to bring his killers to justice as they marked the ninth anniversary ...
Group Sites : Lankadeepa Dailymirror Sunday Times Daily FT Ada Deshaya Tamil Mirror Mirror sports HI TV Kelimandala Wisden Sri Lanka Life LW Mirrorcitizen · Hitad Print HI Magz Times jobs Times education Wijeya Tamil Radio WNL Home. e-papers : Lankadeepa Sunday Lankadeepa Daily Mirror ...
Sri Lanka emerged from a 30-year-long civil war in May 2009 when the Sri Lankan military defeated the LTTE, also known as the Tamil Tigers. They fought for almost three decades to create an independent Tamil state called Tamil Eelam in the north and the east of Sri Lanka. In the midst of the conflict, ...
As an art educator, T. Shanaathanan has one primary goal. "I want my students to acquire a sophisticated visual language to articulate their own stories, suffering and hope," says the visual artist based in Jaffna, the most prominent town in Sri Lanka's war-scarred north. And this language, he emphasises, ...
Sister Nicola Emmanuel of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary congregation, said women had played many roles in Sri Lanka's post-war situation. They had protested about disappeared people, political prisoners and land grabbing. "This is a good opportunity for 89,000 rural war widows to fight social ...
The Swiss funds were transported in cash by couriers to Singapore and Dubai, eventually reaching the LTTE in Sri Lanka who allegedly used the money to ... It takes two parties to make a war and Switzerland should investigate the war crimes of the Sri Lankan army as well," Anna Annor, president of Swiss ...
It was the worst thing to ask the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to release children who were trained to fight with guns against the Sri Lanka's military. Once there was a local newspaper that carried a cartoon of me asking "Where are the children?" while LTTE fighters stand behind responding "No ...
An endless stream of people, their faces devoid of hope; people bent over dead bodies, trying to identify their kin in the mass of corpses - these are just some of the visuals 39-year-old Sounthiyas Amarathaas shot back home in Sri Lanka of the final years of the bloody civil war that ripped through the island ...
The road was badly savaged and cratered. bombs, trucks, armoured vehicles and tanks had corroded its surface. We knew intuitively that to step off the apron and go behind the bushes carried great risk. There were landmines everywhere. The government had tried, before opening up the highway, ...


 

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